Subject: Re: [boost] [general] What will string handling inC++ looklike inthe future [was Always treat ... ]
From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-19 18:50:30
Mathias Gaunard wrote:
> On 19/01/2011 22:02, Peter Dimov wrote:
> > - on Windows, this string is UTF-8 and is converted to UTF-16 before
> > being given to the OS, and converted from UTF-16 after being received
> > from it. This conversion should tolerate broken UTF-16 because the OS
> > does so as well.
> I see no need to tolerate bad practices if they cause obvious problems.
It is possible to create a file whose name is not a valid UTF-16 sequence on
Windows, so the library ought to be able to work with it. You could go
either way in this specific case though, since such names are extremely rare
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